Sunday, 28 February 2016
Monday, 22 February 2016
The amount of Models Own nail polish reviews I do is literally ridiculous! There are just so many variants of nail polishes to try, and with them being my favourite nail polish brand, I just wanted to share with you some of the amazing products they have on offer!
I got this nail polish at Christmas- one of the polishes from the colour chrome collection, which provides a liquid metal chrome effect. I really didn't know which shade to go for, so I also bought this polish in shade 'copper' which carries more rose gold hues, along with the pink polish which is featured in this post. You can discover more about the chrome collection and the shades they have on offer online.
At first I was so confused... when I opened the bottle the colour was simply silver with drops of pink in it, so make sure you shake the bottle well before use. When I started applying the polish I again found that the polish wasn't leaving much colour- however the colour actually develops into its pinky tones so bear that in mind!
I absolutely love the metallic effect this polish gives, it also makes your nails feel super smooth and remains chip resistant for over a week. When applying you may wish to add 2-3 coats rather than 1 to intensify the colour and effect, although this is absolutely down to personal preference- I went for 2.
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
As soon as I spotted this on Topshop's Facebook and Instagram pages I knew I had to snap this one up! This is definitely not something I would usually go for, however this jumper makes the perfect cosy winter jumper.
Of course sticking with my usual monochrome tones, the dip dye effect also introduces purple hues as the jumper fades from cream to black. The oversized effect and longer back design makes this a tricky one to fit, I had to buy a size 6 and it was still too big and long on the sleeves for my liking, although it is super cosy! So if you are thinking of buying this jumper, definitely try the size below first.
Due to the nature of the material, the jumper can also carry static, however this goes away after the first wear. I absolutely love the dip dye effect, although my boyfriend actually referred to it as a 'PowerPoint presentation gradient effect, mixed with a Newcastle supporter'... yup.
I originally didn't buy this jumper when I first tried it in store, and is now out of stock online, however if you do want to find one, it is my understanding that these jumpers are now in the 'last chance to buy' section, or you can check the in store stock levels as I did through their website.
For £39, this is definitely an investment piece you need to add to your winter wardrobe. What do you think? Leave me a comment below! :)
Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Ok, so I just booked a holiday to New York!
I am ridiculously excited about this as New York has been on my bucket list since I was a child, I cannot wait to explore this absolutely amazing city...
I managed to secure a 6 night deal staying at YOTEL, in Times Square West, as well as flights too and from Newcastle, and airport transfers through Expedia. This was recommended to my by a friend who had also stayed at the same hotel, I don't think there is anything more important than your friends honest opinion! FYI, Expedia have some awesome deals to New York in their sale, so if you're considering a trip yourself, Expedia is your go to!
Of course, this trip has wiped my bank balance unfortunately, which means no more Topshop hauls and LUSH bath bombs, but hey ho, it will be worth it! When I visit, I have so many places on my hit list- The Statue of Liberty, Rockerfeller Center, Central Park Zoo, Tiffany & Co, The Empire State Building, Macy's, Top of The Rock, DASH, and The Yankee Stadium.
As I am visiting the 24th till the 30th of November, I am hoping things will also be starting to get a little festive...I would absolutely love to know if you have any recommendations of places to see, things to do, and of course any amazing restaurants!
Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Lets be honest, how difficult is it to find a mascara that is right for you? Very. Personally, I hate plastic brushes and thin brushes with no bristles, I also can't stand gloopy or sticky mascara. So yes, it takes a lot of trial and error to find a mascara that will give you the perfect conmbo of length and volume to your lashes... which is why I wanted to share with you my experiences of the Rimmel London "Wonder 'Full Wake Me Up" mascara.
I have been using Rimmel London mascaras for years now, as I find they are definitely the best drugstore supplier of makeup which is not only affordable, but just as effective as any high-end mascara. With promises of conditioned, clump- free, feather- light lashes, I found the mascara did everything it said, leaving my lashes full, and perfectly smooth.
At just £7.99 from Boots, this mascara lasts me around 2 months so is quite a bargain, although I have used Benefit mascaras (best not to get into that sort of addiction), I have found this is an alternative to their Roller Lash mascara, perfect for those of you who want to add volume and a little length.
I have been using the cucumber extract version, which really does leave your eyes feeling refreshed, their waterproof version was also excellent. You can find the original here.
What do you think? What is your favourite mascara?
Monday, 1 February 2016
Okay so I am definitely one of those girls who just loves glitter, in fact my wardrobe is basically monochrome mixed with a dash of glitter...so when I realised glitter lips were an actual thing I was so excited to try it!
Belissimo lips is a brand I was first introduced to through Topshop in Leeds, I had been shopping and came across a concession stand with a 2 for £13 offer... however I decided to give just one a try in shade Holographic fuchsia- a combination of pink and purple tones. I am dying to also try Purple and Tea Rose.
This product is not only gentle on your lips, but it is also designed to stay on for up to 12 hours. You are free to eat and drink, as long as you avoid hot drinks & greasy food.... I definitely put this one to the test on New Years Eve, so I would definitely advise against Pizza. Although it is super easy to remove the glitter at the end of the night, it is a bit gross... think PVA glue on your hands at primary school style.
Application is super easy, simply apply the water based adhesive & then using a cotton wool bud, apply the sparkle! At £13 each this is a little pricey (including P&P), however the set lasts for so long, and works so well, although I would only have bought it at the promotional price in Topshop for £7. You can view the rest of the range online.